Film Events

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

The 34 minute documentary film LEGEND LAKE: A TALKING CIRCLE recounts the saga of Legend Lake, a beautiful 5,160 acre lake development, formed by joining 9 smaller lakes in the Menominee Indian Reservation (with the same boundaries as Menominee County) in northern Wisconsin whose shore-land was subdivided and sold mostly to non-Menominee people. Legend Lake represents another chapter in the long and often contentious relationship between American Indians and non-Indians in Wisconsin...

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 1:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

PLATO Film History Series

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:00pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Cinesthesia focuses on Banned Books week for this special screening of Stanley Kubrick's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971).

"In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psychopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan" (IMDB).

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library
In a shantytown on the edges of Johannesburg, South Africa, nineteen year old Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae) has repressed any memory of his past, including his real name: "Tsotsi" simply means "thug" or "gangster" in the street language of the ghetto. Orphaned at an early age and compelled to claw his way to adulthood alone, Tsotsi has lived a life of extreme social and psychological deprivation. A...

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

PLATO Film History Series

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:00pm
Pinney Library

Humans have connected with horses on a deeply personal and emotional level for centuries. This film highlights the beautiful relationship 4 recent college graduates develop with wild Mustangs as they ride from Mexico to Canada. Following the film screening will be a short presentation and discussion led by Andi Bill of Sugar Creek Stables.

This event is funded in part by a grant from Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community...

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Join us for a screening of "The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and The First Folio," a 2016 tribute to William Shakespeare in celebration of the Bard’s 400-year legacy by Randall Duk Kim, Former Artistic Director and Co-founder of American Players Theatre, and Anne Occhiogrosso, Former Director and Co-founder of American Players Theatre; film by Wisconsin Public Television.

Stay after the film for a discussion about Shakespeare and theater...

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:30pm
Central Library, Children's Program Room

Join staff, students, and families from Madison's Children's Dyslexia Center to learn more about dyslexia and how we can all support our kids, students, friends, and neighbors who struggle to read printed words. A light dinner will be served before a short film screening and a brief panel discussion highlighting local resources. Young people ages 8 and up especially welcome! Registration for this event is appreciated but not required.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

"Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity...Coadapted by Polanski and the great theater critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films" (Criterion).

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

This Iranian film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017.

"While both are participating in a production of 'Death of a Salesman,' a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections." Persian dialogue w/English subtitles(2016|124min|Iran)
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